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How do you log in as the root user on knoppix 3.4? I am running a bootable disk and it just automatically signs in but I need to get on to an administrator account to get into some files on a half-dead windows xp drive. I've searched the help section but I cant seem to find anything.
If you're running Knoppix off CD you DON'T HAVE a root password. You don't have even a regular user password. That happens becuase a LiveCD like Knoppix does not touches your harddrive(s) unless you tell him to. So, it doesn't have where to store the passwords.
You will login as a regular user while the 'su' command gives you SuperUser (root that is) privileges. And yes, typing 'su' and pressing Enter is all you need to gain such privileges. If you'll pay attention, the command prompt looks something like "knoppix@tty1$" while after su-ing it looks like "root@tty1#".